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Deputy Sheriff Peter Feiler | Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

Deputy Sheriff

Peter Feiler

Vigo County Sheriff's Office, Indiana

End of Watch: Friday, November 13, 1914

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/3/1914

Weapon: Handgun; Pistol

Offender: Charges dismissed

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Deputy Peter Feiler succumbed to a gunshot wound suffered 10 days earlier when he was shot while investigating reports of an armed man at a polling place at 15th and Ash streets.

As Deputy Feiler approached the man, the suspect fired his pistol without removing it from his coat pocket, striking Deputy Feiler in the abdomen. Deputy Feiler struggled with the suspect and was able to take him into custody. The suspect, who became the elected sheriff, was later found to have shot Deputy Feiler in self-defense and the charges were dismissed.

Deputy Feiler had served with the Vigo County Sheriff's Department for two years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters and two sons.

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